BITTEN BY BEARS EARS
Off-road Editor Andrew Oldar was reminded of an important lesson while riding a Suzuki DR650SE for our feature “Tender Ground,” on page 34. A former pro trials rider, Oldar’s no stranger to putting on a show, so when photographer Drew Ruiz pointed his lens at the setting sun over Cedar Mesa, Utah, Oldar kicked up some dust and popped the clutch for an easy slide. It’s a move he’s done a thousand times on motocross bikes from every manufacturer, but the DR650 isn’t a motocross bike. It’s a 366-pound dual-sport from the ’90s with road-legal rubber, a fact Oldar remembered about the time Ruiz took this photo.